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Garden Fresh Pesto

Garden Fresh Pesto

Garden Pesto is simple to make and tastes delicious on pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and chicken. Unlike conventional pesto, this recipe is mainly made from fresh ingredients straight from the summer garden, and therefore is nut free!  In my garden this summer some of the...

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam – Low Sugar, No Pectin

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam – Low Sugar, No Pectin

Strawberry rhubarb jam has a beautiful sweetness from the berries that is balanced perfectly with the rich tart flavour of rhubarb. There is nothing like homemade jam spread on a warm piece of fresh bread in the mornings. Although jam is delicious it can often be too...

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding

Sweet and tart rhubarb pudding is a quick and easy old-fashioned dessert. Fresh rhubarb is combined with a few pantry staples to make the most delicious rhubarb dessert. Nothing says summer has started like picking rhubarb straight from the patch.  This rhubarb...

Calla Lily Cookies

Calla Lily Cookies

These calla lily cookies are the perfect spring treat to serve at Easter dinner.  Learn how to make this delicious and beautiful 100 year old cookie recipe!  Calla lilies are old fashioned cookies that are alway served at Easter time in my family. This recipe is well...

Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gingerbread Cake Recipe

This gingerbread cake is a classic dessert that is perfect to serve year round. Learn how to make this delicious and simple 100 year old cake recipe! Although gingerbread is usually associated with Christmas I make this recipe all year long. If I am low on things to...

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Learn how to make delicious chocolate shortbread cutout cookies for Valentine’s Day! These cookies are so soft and have the perfect balance of sweetness, which make them a hit with family and friends. It wouldn’t be Valentine's Day in my family without making these...

Seasoning Cast Iron Outdoors

Seasoning Cast Iron Outdoors

Cast iron pans and pots are great tools to have in the kitchen. When cared for properly cast iron has a non-stick surface and will last you a lifetime or longer, which is why I love cooking with it.  Cast iron pans are also ideal for cooking on a variety of surfaces....

How to Dry Beans for Baking

How to Dry Beans for Baking

Drying your own beans is a great way to make use of surplus beans at the end of harvest and preserve your own food for winter. This year I had a lot of leftover green and yellow beans come the end of summer. We had been eating them all season and didn’t feel like...

How to Make Garden Relish

How to Make Garden Relish

Garden relish is a great pickle to make at the end of summer. It uses up lots of vegetables from the garden, is easy to make, and tastes delicious!  Of all the pickles I make this relish is my favorite and definitely the pickle we eat the most of. I learned this...

Simple Sweet Apple Sauce

Simple Sweet Apple Sauce

This simple sweet apple sauce looks beautiful and is delicious! This apple sauce is easy to make and preserves well over the winter.  It makes a great snack to pack in lunches, is yummy served with porkchops or pancakes, and is nice to have on hand to when someone is...

Hey, I’m Maggie. I hope you will join me and my family in getting back to the land.  Here you will learn about making things yourself, cooking homegrown food, and beginning a homesteading journey.

 

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